COVID-19 extension of CAPI emergency procedures

The California Department of Social Services is extending several emergency procedures for the Cash Assistance Program for Immigrants (CAPI) until December 31, 2020.  These extended procedures are:

1) Waiver of in-person eligibility interviews

2) Accepting CAPI applications by telephone, mail, fax and email, and

3) Waiver of written SSI denial for applicants, including accepting verbal or written attestation from the applicant that they have applied and the application is pending.

The suspension of annual redeterminations is not extended.  Counties can resume processing CAPI annual redeterminations that are due during July.  (ACL 20-77, July 3, 2020.)